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AMN Healthcare Launches Recruitment Process Outsourcing

October 6, 2008
San Diego, CA

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- AMN Healthcare announced today that it is launching a healthcare staffing industry first with its offering of "Recruitment Process Outsourcing" (RPO).

"Recruitment process outsourcing firms act as an organization's internal recruitment arm for sourcing of some or all of the organization's permanent positions," explained Ralph Henderson, AMN Healthcare's President of Nurse Staffing and Recruitment Process Outsourcing. "A properly managed RPO should improve an organization's time to hire, increase the quality of the candidate pool, and reduce cost."

Why RPO?

Healthcare organizations face existing and growing shortages of clinical staff needed to ensure quality patient care. Today, the nation is short about 120,000 nurses, and by 2020 nurse and physician shortages are expected to grow to 285,000 and 200,000, respectively. Because these positions generate revenues for the hospitals and impact quality of care, the shortages have created competition among hospitals for the best talent.

"Although the challenges facing healthcare organizations are multifaceted, inadequate recruitment and talent shortages are arguably some of the most serious and far-reaching," Henderson said. "Our experience in hiring tens of thousands of clinical professionals each year will provide a great platform for this new service offering," he added.

Providers of RPO services manage the entire recruitment, screening and selection process from job requisition through on-boarding of the new hire. AMN Healthcare RPO will provide recruitment staff, applicant tracking, technology, reporting and a proven sourcing process that will identify the best candidates for its clients. Through a working partnership, the RPO firm represents the client facility during the entire process.

AMN's RPO has variable offerings ranging from short term recruiting projects, such as staffing in support of facility expansion, to full service recruitment outsourcing. AMN Healthcare plans to focus on clinical positions and will work with partners to support non-clinical hospital recruitment. For additional information about the program call 866.660.2373 or email

About AMN

AMN Healthcare is the largest healthcare staffing company in the United States and the leading nationwide provider in all four of its business lines: travel nurse staffing, locum tenens staffing (temporary physician staffing), physician permanent placement services and allied staffing. AMN Healthcare recruits healthcare professionals both nationally and internationally and places them on variable lengths of assignments and in permanent positions at acute-care hospitals, physician practice groups and other healthcare settings throughout the United States. For more information, visit

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